|Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam - TED.com|
At TEDxWarwick, journalist Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices (such as wearing a headscarf) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world's general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWarwick; TED; Talks; Islam; culture; religion; 2011
|Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford: In the key of genius - TED.com|
Born three and a half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini is blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10. Here, his longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s unique relationship to music, while Paravicini shows how he has ripped up the "Chopsticks" rule book. (Filmed at TEDxWarwick.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disability; live music; music; TEDxWarwick; 2013
|David MacKay: A reality check on renewables - TED.com|
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; alternative energy; climate change; data; global issues; math; sustainability; tedx; TEDxWarwick; 2012